HOWARD, DAVID, DR HENNY 

WELL GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE 

DAY 12, USUAL LINE UP IS IN THE ROOM / ON ZOOM 

COMIN LADS MET THIS AM, WILL TELL YOU ABOUT IT AFTER THE…

NUMBERS

12 AWAITING RESULTS 

4 NEW CASES

2 TRAVELLERS

2 HIGH-RISK CONTACTS IN ISOLATION 

53 ACTIVE CASES

VACCINATIONS

THEN ASHY ASKED HIMSELF SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERED THEM BACK TO HIMSELF…

DAVID: IS THE VACCINATION PROGRAMME TOO SLOW? CAN’T IT GO QUICKER?

“GREAT QUESTION DAVID, GLAD YOU ASKED THAT”

DAVID: WE CAN ONLY PUT IN ARMS IF WE HAVE IT ON THE SHELF OR IN THE FREEZER

WE NEED TO HOLD ENOUGH BACK TO GIVE EVERYONE THE 2ND DOSE. WE CAN’T MIX AND MATCH 

DAVID: HOW ARE THE ORDERS SPACED OUT?

DAVID: A BRAND NEW VACCINE SO IT TAKES TIME TO PRODUCE, PFIZER ARE PRODUCING BILLIONS. THESE THINGS ALWAYS START AS A LOWER LEVEL AND THEN BUILD UP AS MANUFACTURERS RAMP UP PRODUCTIONS 

DAVID: IS THERE A RESOURCE ISSUE?

DAVID: NO, WE’VE GOT LOADS OF IT 

OUR ONLY LIMITATION IS SUPPLY

DAVID: CAN’T WE GET IT DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURERS?

DAVID: THERE IS WORLDWIDE DEMAND. AS A CROWN DEPENDENCY OUR ROUTE OF SUPPLY IS THROUGH THE UK. MANUFACTURERS WOULDN’T PRIORITISE US. WE HAVE BENEFITTED FROM UK BUYING POWER. WE COULDN’T GET AS MUCH WE HAVE IF WE WENT IT ALONE 

DAVID: WHEN WILL PRIORITY GROUPS BE COMPLETED?

DAVID: EVERYONE OVER 50 IN CARE HOMES AND CLINICALLY VULNERABLE COMPLETED BY OF MAY

THAT’S 42,000 PEOPLE (50% OF THE GMP)

DAVID: AND WHAT ABOUT THE WHOLE POPULATION?

DAVID: END OF SEPT 

🎵YOU GOTTA LET ME KNOW, ARE WE HUMAN, OR ARE WE ASHY? 🎵

DAVID: I’M OVER 80, WHY IS MY APPOINTMENT A MONTH AWAY?

DAVID: IT IS CORRECT THAT APPOINTMENTS WILL BE 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE, THIS DID COME UP LAST FRIDAY AND I MUST ADMIT, AND IT DOES SHOW THAN I AM HUMAN BUT I’D LOST TRACK OF JANUARY AS DAYS ARE JUST MERGING INTO ONE

DAVID: IS THE ISLAND SLOWER THAN OTHERS?

DAVID: WE’RE IN THE TOP 10% GLOBALLY, WE’RE BEHIND THE UK BUT WE’LL CATCH THEM UP 

DAVID: WHY WON’T WE BE DELIVERING FROM CHURCH HALLS ETC?

DAVID: HUBS WILL BE SLICKER AND EFFICIENT. WE’RE A TINY ISLAND. PEOPLE WILL BE PROCESSED QUICKLY. HUBS ON THE TELLY IN THE UK ARE CATERING FOR AREAS LARGER THAN THE ISLAND

AIRPORT WILL BE ONLINE END OF MONTH, OLD SHOPRITE CHESTER STREET NEXT MONTH 

A HUB WILL COME ONLINE IN THE NORTH ON FEB – PLANS TOP SECRET, FOR NOW, WE’LL TELL YOU MORE WHEN WE CAN 

DAVID: WHY ARE WE VACCINATING 3 DAYS RATHER THAN 7 DAYS?

DAVID: 3 INTENSIVE DAYS TO FINE TUNE PROTOCOLS – SECURITY, TRANSPORT, MIXING, DELIVERY, DISPOSAL OF VIALS. CONSTANT REVIEW OF PROCESSES TO ENSURE WE ARE COMPLIANT 

TWO MORE TOPICS

  1. THANKS TO BLOOD DONORS AND THE TEAM

  2. BE NICE TO EACH OTHER ON FACEBOOK GUYS. COVID IS THE ENEMY NOT FELLOW MANXIES. COME TOGETHER, RIGHT NOW, OVER ME

DR HENNY 

LIVERPOOL HAVE PICKED UP THE NEW STRAIN FROM A ROUTINE RETURN TRAVELLER TEST 

NO SOUTH AFRICAN OR BRAZILIAN 

ONE VARIANT LINKED TO A CLUSTER OF 15 CASES – ALSO RETURN TRAVEL 

HAVEN’T HAD A SPORADIC CASE POP UP FOR 6 DAYS NOW 

CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC BUT WE NEED TO WAIT UNTIL INCUBATION PERIOD HAS ENDED

HOWARD 

DR HENNY JOINED COMIN WITH HER PUBLIC HEALTH HAT ON TO GIVE US SOME EXPERT ADVICE (SHE ALSO HIKED UP THE FEMALE QUOTA)

6TH DAY OF NO COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION 

WHAT YOU’VE BEEN DOING IS WORKING 

WE WON’T KNOW WITH CERTAINTY THAT WE’VE BEATEN IT UNTIL WE HAVE 28 DAYS OF NO COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION 

WE HAVE AGREED THAT ON THURSDAY WE WILL CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF A MODEST SET CHANGES TO OUR MEASURES. A STEP FORWARD 

WE’LL LOOK AT USING OUTSIDE SPACES (GET YOUR DECK CHAIRS, READY GUYS)

AND A RETURN TO WORK OUTDOOR TRADE 

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FACE COVERINGS WILL REMAIN WITH US AND BE IMPORTANT 

SALLY AT SOUTHLANDS GOT HER FIRST JAB TODAY. THANKS TO EVERYONE.

OXFORD MEANS WE CAN TAKE THE VACCINE TO THE PEOPLE

NOT TO BE OUTDONE, HOWARD ALSO DID A Q&A SESSION WITH HIMSELF ON VACCINATION

HOWARD: WHY ARE WE SO FAR BEHIND THE UK?

THEY HAVE A DIFFERENT SITUATION REGARDING COVD. OUR SITUATIONS ARE DIFFERENT. THEY WERE UNDER A DIFFERENT LEGAL FRAMEWORK

HOWARD: CAN’T YOU GET IT QUICKER?

HOWARD: WE’RE GETTING OUR FAIR SHARE, BUT WE ONLY DISH IT OUT WHEN WE HAVE IT 

HOWARD: WHEN WILL I GET MY VACCINATION?

HOWARD: PRIORITY GROUPS ARE ON WEBSITE. I COULD OVERPROMISE. BUT I WANNA GIVE YOU FACTS. WE DO HAVE STOCK TO GIVE EVERYONE IN A CARE HOME A JAB BY THE END OF THE WEEK. OVER 80 AND PRIORITY BY END OF FEB 

QUESTIONS 

LEANNE: CARE HOMES, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ESSENTIAL VS NONESSENTIAL VISIT?

DAVID: ESSENTIAL IS END OF LIFE 

LEANNE: WHAT IS THE NOBLES CAPACITY?

DAVID: DEPENDS ON SCALE OF OUTBREAK, WE CAN RECONFIGURE IT. CAPACITY CAN BE STEPPED UP IF REQUIRED WITH DEDICATED WARDS. 

JOSH: WILL THE ISLAND REMAIN IN SOME FORM OF LOCKDOWN FOR 28 DAYS?

HOWARD: WE SHOULD START EASING RESTRICTIONS IF WE DON’T HAVE ANY MORE COMMUNITY CASES. CAN’T GIVE YOU A CAST IRON GUARANTEE. IT’LL BE A GRADUAL PROCESS LIKE LAST TIME.

JOSH: IF THERE ARE NO MORE COMMUNITY CASES BY THURSDAY CAN WE GET OUR DECKCHAIRS OUT?

HOWARD: COMIN NEED TO VOTE ON IT, BUT LOOKING GOOD 

SIMON: KWC CLUSTER…

DR HENNY: CONTAINED FROM THE START, ALREADY SELF ISOLATING. NO DIFFERENT TO ANY OTHER HOUSEHOLD, JUST A BIT LARGER. NO RISK TO THE POPULATION 

SIMON: PANDEMIC WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE WAITING LISTS? HOW WILL YOU CATCH UP?

DAVID: CONSCIOUS THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO WAIT LONGER, KEEN TO BRING IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCE TO BRING WAITING LISTS DOWN. 3RD PARTIES ARE FROM THE UK THO, AND THEY ARE UNDER PRESSURE. 

DEEPLY CONCERNED BY THE LENGTH OF SOME LISTS AND WE DO NEED TO GET THEM DOWN. 

HOWARD: NHS ARE AT BREAKING PART, WE’RE NOT GOING TO GET A SURPLUS FROM THEM 

TIM: HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE TRAVELLING?

HOWARD: IN THE LAST MONTH;

  • 32 COMPASSIONATE

  • 38 CONTRACTUAL

  • 670 RESIDENT CASES / 50 A WEEK ARE PATIENT

  • 83 KEY WORKERS

TIM: STEAM PACKET MIXING WITH UK CREW? IT’S OUR LIFELINE?

DR H: CURRENTLY REVIEWING ARRANGEMENTS 

PAUL: 26 PEOPLE JUST ROCKED UP FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT KWC?

HOWARD: KWC HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE, NO CASES HAVE PASSED

DAVID: RESIDENTS BY VIRTUE OF STUDYING. COLLEGE HAVE BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY RESPONSPONSIBLE 

DR HENNY: SAMES. CONTAINED FROM THE START

DAVID: EXEMPTION UNDER THE FACT THEY ARE EDUCATIONAL STUDENTS. UNDER THE RULES THEY ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER 

PAUL: GENOMICS 8 DAYS BEHIND. WILL WE BE GETTING INFO ANY QUICKER?

DR HENNY: TURN AROUND IS 5 DAYS RATHER THAN 8 DAYS, WORK UNDERWAY TO SPEED THINGS UP. NOT INFO THAT INFORMS IMMEDIATE RESPONSE 

DAVID: GOV TECH SERVICE WORKING WITH THEM TO GET IT ACCESS TO SYSTEMS, TRYING TO ACCESS DATA WITHIN 24 HOURS

HELEN: IN THE UK, THE FATHER CAN BE WITH THE MOTHER FOR THE WHOLE OF THE LABOUR. BUT ONLY FROM 4CM DILATED HERE? 

DAVID: CLINICAL ADVICE IS THAT THESE MEASURES ARE REQUIRED. NOBLES IS OUR ONLY HOSPITAL SO WE NEED TO PROTECT IT. 

APPRECIATE THE STRESS IS CAUSES. WE’LL CHANGE AS SOON AS CLINICALLY ADVISED. 

HELEN: WHEN WAS THE LAST COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION?

DR HENNY: TUESDAY 12TH

AL BELL: ENCOURAGING UK AND SCOTLAND HEADLINES AROUND VACCINATIONS. ANY GUARANTEE ON THE RATE OF PLAY?

‘OFFERED’ DOES NOT MEAN YOU’RE GETTING A JAB, JUST GIVEN A DATE. UK PRESS ARE SPINNING IT.

DAVID: OFFERED DOES NOT MEAN DELIVERED. UK WILL BE LIMITED BY SUPPLY LIKE US, GP’S HAVE BEEN TOLD TO SLOW DOWN. PFIZER MAY DROP 18%.

WHENEVER YOU HEAR ME TALK ABOUT VACCINATIONS, I MEAN ACTUALLY STICKING A JAB IN AN ARM 

AL BELL: WHEN WILL BORDERS BE REVIEWED?

HOWARD: WE CAN REVISIT THEM. HAVE ASKED PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR TO START STRATEGISING ABOUT VISITING FAMILY WHEN 

DAVID: END OF MAY SHOULD BE THE FIRST REVIEW POINT FOR BORDERS AND IT STILL DEPENDS ON UK RATES. AFTER OVER 50S

HOWARD: IF UK SEE A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT, IT COULD BE EARLIER 

SAM: WILL FACE COVERINGS BE REQUIRED POST LOCKDOWN

HOWARD: DON’T THINK SO 

DR HENNY: AGREE. IF THERE IS NO LOCAL TRANSMISSION THEN WE WON’T NEED THEM. BUT PEOPLE CAN CONTINUE IF IT MAKES 

SAM: WHEN WILL SCHOOLS GO BACK IF WE CONTINUE ON POSITIVE TREND?

DR HENNY: ONE OF THE EARLY THINGS TO REVIEW, ALREADY HAVING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW IT MIGHT PLAYOUT 

CLOSING 

EARLY DAYS, CAN’T BE COMPLACENT, BUT WE CAN START LOOKING AHEAD

BRIEFING MIGHT BE ON THURSDAY INSTEAD SO WE CAN UPDATE YOU ON CHANGES 

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING 

STAY AT HOME, COVER YOUR FACE, WASH YOUR HANDS

BRAVO SWAB SQUAD AND CONTACT TRACING – STERLING JOB 

BYE BYE